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    Ericsson is a world-leading provider of telecommunications equipment & services to mobile & fixed network operators. Over 1,000 networks in more than 180 countries use Ericsson equipment, & more than 40 percent of the world's mobile traffic passes through Ericsson networks. Using innovation to empower people, business & society, we are working towards the Networked Society, in which everything that can benefit from a connection will have one. At Ericsson, we apply our innovation to market-based solutions that empower people & society to help shape a more sustainable world. 

    We are truly a global company, working across borders in 175 countries, offering a diverse, performance-driven culture & an innovative & engaging environment where employees enhance their potential every day. Our employees live our vision, core values & guiding principles. They share a passion to win & a high responsiveness to customer needs that in turn makes us a desirable partner to our clients. To ensure professional growth, Ericsson offers a stimulating work experience, continuous learning & growth opportunities that allow you to acquire the knowledge & skills necessary to reach your career goals. 

    Sourcing Category Manager


    Job Summary

    The Sourcing Category Manager shall develop cost effective Ericsson wide category strategies that are based on cross-functional requirements & business needs in both Regions & Business Units.

    The Category Manager is accountable for supplier business intelligence, benchmarking practice & category market knowledge, establishing a cost effective & competitive market place that optimizes Ericsson’s supplier business. The role is also responsible for the Preferred Supplier List & internal compliance to it.

    Through requirement alignment & opportunities from Sourcing & stakeholders, sustainable solutions fulfilling stakeholder requirements, policies, laws & regulations shall be secured.

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • Define & implement cross-functional strategies
    • Define & secure implementation of a preferred supplier list
    • Define & implement applicable category targets
    • Create cost effective & sustainable category business solutions
    • Optimize category team performance
    • Develop the category business model & define best practices

    Position Qualifications

    Behavioral Competences:

    • Leading & supervising
    • Working with people
    • Relating & networking
    • Persuading & influencing
    • Analyzing
    • Adapting & responding to change

     Core Competences:

    • Commercial Acumen & Skills
    • Communication Skills
    • Ericsson portfolio knowledge
    • Facilitate diversity & awareness
    • Financial acumen & skills
    • Fundamental Leadership Competence
    • Knowledge sharing & collaborative skills
    • Leadership through cross functional networks
    • Market insight
    • Presentation skills
    • Team working skills

    Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

    • At least 5 years of relevant experience
    • A first academic degree or equivalent qualification

    Preferred Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

    • Business understanding
    • Change & Improvement Management Skills
    • Local laws & Regulation knowledge
    • Negotiation & argumentation skills
    • Sourcing practice, process & strategy knowledge

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    Job Summary

    The Optimization job role purpose is to improve the overall service quality to ensure business consistency.

    Responsibilities & Tasks

    • Infrastructure Capacity, performance Analysis & solution definition
    • Capacity & performance Improvement
    • End-user Quality of Service Optimization

    Position Qualifications

    Core Competences:

    • Operation Services
    • Operational Readiness
    • Shared Solutions Services
    • Presentation & communication skills
    • Knowledge sharing
    • Problem Solving & strategic thinking
    • Delivering Results & Meeting Customer Expectations
    • Analyzing
    • Deciding & Initiating Action
    • Planning & Organizing
    • Applying Expertise & Technology
    • Presenting & Communicating Information

    Minimum Qualifications & Experience Requirements:

    Equivalent to at least 5 years of relevant experience
    A first academic Degree or equivalent qualification

    Method of Application

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